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FestForums Convergence is a one-of-a-kind interactive conference and networking event for music, film, food + wine + beer festival organizers.

Addressing cutting-edge technology, sustainability, innovation, safety & collaboration, FestForward will close with "Best of the Fests," a festival award ceremony recognizing North America’s best festivals in game changing categories.

The Recipe: One part music + one part film + one part food & wine + one part technology. Stir it up for a fun-filled mentally invigorating three day professionally enhancing experience with hundreds of festivals & industry insiders attending.

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Fest Forums: They did it again, another year of success

969 photography Mark Bennett Lifetime Achievement Awards and live music for luminaries of the entertainment world -Dennis Quaid, Michael McDonald Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest from Spinal Tap....Stuart MacNaught and Laurie Kirby pulled another successfull edition of the FestForums convention for festival orgtanizers in film, music, food and wine or cannabis... FestForums® NYC & Santa Barbara are diverse, interactive conferences and networking events for ALL festival o...

Did you miss the opening party from Fest Forums?

FestForums® NYC & Santa Barbara are diverse, interactive conferences and networking events for ALL festival organizers. Addressing cutting-edge technology, sponsorships, talent, ticketing, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation, and safety, FestForums® brings together festivals and events from around the world of all sizes for lively collaboration, camaraderie, and professional development. ...

Fest Forums in Santa Barbara 2018 kicked off with great line up of speakers and unique networking opportunities

FESTFORUMS® SANTA BARBARA  November 14th-16th Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront (Formerly The Fess Parker Resor     Featured Speakers Hope Hall   Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Photographer Jonas Koffler   New York Times Bestselling Author, Cofounder, Writer & Producer ...

Look Who's Coming to Fest Forums

 Welcome To The Place where Festivals Converge Santa Barbara, CA | November 14-16 Santa Barbara 2018 Passes Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Register now!  Use this code : Bruno20 when registering to save 20%  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb &nb...

FestForums Salutes “The Year of the Woman” at its Upcoming Santa Barbara Conference, November 14-16

Guest performers and speakers include Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Michael McDonald, Dennis Quaid and Harry Shearer, along with Christopher Guest, Dishwalla and Judith Owen The 9th semi-annual FestForumsconference will take place on November 14th-16th at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara, California. The three-day flagship event of FestForums is a unique, engaging and diverse interact...

The Lowdown

FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this code : Bruno20 when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb Santa Barbara, CA | November 14-16   Hilton San...

How To Buy Talent & Influence Friends

 FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this discount code : Bruno20 when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb FestForums Panels Spotlight         ...

Are you ready for Fest Forums in Santa Barbara

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FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this code : Bruno20 when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb     Our Santa Barbara Conference is the biggest with over 800 attendees and over 80 exhibitors in 2017.This year's FestForums will take place at the same -yet new and improved- Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker). The agenda consists of 2 days of panels with 2 tracks each day. Panels will incl...

Maureen Ford : FestForums SB'18 Woman Of The Year

  As President of Live Nation Media & sponsorship’s National Sales team, Maureen Ford oversees one of the most innovative sales forces in the industry.       ...

Save the date for next Fest Forums in Santa Barbara and register with a special discount

FestForums Santa Barbara is back for 2018 November 14th-16th! Use this code : Bruno20 when registering  http://torchly.io/VU09uETVvb   Our Santa Barbara Conference is the biggest with over 800 attendees and over 80 exhibitors in 2017.This year's FestForums will take place at the same -yet new and improved- Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker). The agenda consists of 2 days of panels with 2 tracks each day. Panels will include di...

Watch the pictures from Santa Barbara Fest Foums 2017 Great ambiance and learning experiences

https://www.facebook.com/pg/filmfestivalscom/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154885508367189                       ...

Sign up for Fest Forums New York 2018 edition with filmfestivals.com discount code

Bruno Chatelin (center) with Stuart McNaught and Laurie Kirby (fest forums founders). Filmfestivals.com is a long time partner of Fest Forums, Bruno sits at the advisory board.   Enter to register with our partner discount code:  Bruno20.  FestForums is a b2b conference for festival and event producers. The creative community, including musicians, actors, filmmakers, chefs and more are a vital part of these innovative conferences.  There ar...

FestForums NYC 18 Panel Spotlight: Why Festivals Matter

Steve Knopper - Moderator Steve is the Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone We will explore the roles of fan curation, social activism and immersive experiences. Festivals are counting on fans to curate acts, or have they always? Furthermore, the roots of social activism are imbedded in festival culture where progressiveness is a staple. Immersive experiences are the stuff of memories. Let’s explore the possibilities. ...

Special Preview of Jeff Bridges Living in the Futures Past at Fest Forums

LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST Academy Award® Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face.  Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the inhabitants of Earth’s household.  The film upends our way of t...

Fest Forums will host the World Premiere of Jeff Bridges new film Trailer Living the Futures Past

Filmfestivals.com' Bruno Chatelin, a partner and Advisory board member of Fest Forums, Lise Romanoff CEO of Vision Films and Susan Kucera the Director of Jeff Bridges Living the Futures Past are proud to bring Jeff Bridges at the conference where he is expected to hand an award for T-Bone Burnett November 18th. Stage 32 is the co-curator of FestForums film screenings and we will be featuring an incredible film lineup in the Cinetransfomer theater with Q&A moderated by Stage 32...

Check the full program of this year's edition of Fest Forums Santa Barbara

Panels, networking sessions, parties, live music, and a large exhibit hall. Click Here For Your Discounted Passes : use code bruno2017 and save 20% on passes Download the schedule here   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 8:00 AM Exhibitors/Sponsors Check In 8:30 AM Join us in the Exhibit Hall and meet our exhibitors (your suppliers), fellow attendees and enjoy some coffee! 9:00 AM Registration Opens ...

Just a few teasers from Santa Barbara Fest Forums

THE CONSPIRACY OF LOVE Saturday, November 18 1:00 - 1:50 PM     Afdel Aziz believes that the most successful brands in the world have a higher purpose than just profit. He states “ that brands should help solve problems, from the everyday to the epic and that "Great Marketing should Optimize Life." Hear Afdhel Aziz, one of the world’s leading experts in br...

Frances Fisher will be the Opening Day Featured Speaker at FestForums Santa Barbara 2017

Born in Milford On-Sea, England, Frances Fisher’s itinerant childhood living in the UK, Columbia, Canada, France, Brazil, Turkey, Italy, Iowa and Texas undoubtedly provided fodder for her thespian career. Ms. Fisher started her career at the Barter Theatre in Virginia and has starred in over 30 theatrical productions (experimental, touring, Regional, off-off Broadway, off-Broadway,) including Elia Kazan&r...

Jeff Bridges to attend Fest Forums Santa Barbara along with the Coen Brothers

  Fest Forums delegates will have the priviledge of the first public screening of Jeff Bridges work of passion: Living the Futures past. We are in the final countdown leading up to FestForums 2017. The program is very strong this year (as you have seen we have Jeff Bridges, T Bone Burnett, Frances Fisher, the Coen Bros, Kenny Loggins, Chuck Leavell, Nancy Silverton and of course 100’s of festival producers).    Stu has done a stellar job of building an amazing exhibi...

Twenty Minutes To Learn Something New. What Will You Choose at FestForums 2017?

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Totality at FestForums - No Eclipse Glasses Needed

  Filmfestivals.com has been a partner since the origin of Fest Forums. We highly recommend the fun and networking opportunities to grow your festival business and expertise. BE THERE this november! Click Here For Your Discounted Passes : use code bruno2017 and save 20% on passes Speakers Spotlight ...

Festforums NY - Panel Spotlight Producing a Festival : from soup to nut

  Friday, May 12 1:00 - 1:50 PM From hiring to hammering, top industry professionals discuss the logistics of every facet of starting and running a festival--  from permitting, budgeting, and organizing, to staffing and event production. Don’t miss this chance to...
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